- Aluminum faceplates / Steel chassis ATX Full Tower
- 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Mic, Headphone, LED switch Front Ports
- 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
- 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
- $249.99 –
- $229.99 after $20.00 rebate
- Free Shipping (restrictions apply)
Spend your money on a better case 05/07/2014
mostly customizable. can create a GOOD water cooling case.. but not great...
ok.. where to being? :
1) very poor quality control! there are several points of machining that are "off." example.. either the screw holes for the back cover, or the holes on the back cover itself are not aligned. It makes it next to impossible to properly secure the back case cover. - Very Poor Quality
second drive bay down.. the mount holes for screws are not even. when mounting, say a fan controller in that bay, it's tilted because the holes were not placed correctly... - Poor Quality.. VERY POOR
The plate to cover the gromets and to provide a mount point for a res was a great idea... EXCEPT.. not thought through nor implemented properly. Not a single one of the newer cards will fit within the parameters allowed so that plate/mounting bracket is unusable, leaving wasted space.
with the above statement... if you use a newer card, such as a 780, or r9 290, you now have to mount the tube res to the back of the case.. however, that can't be done with a nice sized res as the SLI / Crossfire connections block the tube from being mounted unless you are willing to go without a bottom radiator, which now completely eliminates the reason for buying case. VERY POOR DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
the ONLY way you can use bottom for a nice radiator in push/pull is if you use a bay res, which, IMO, really changes why a person would buy this case... to SEE all the components.
The back area to mount a punp 1) does not work with EKD5 pumps.. the holes dont allign.. so, apparently everyone is only allowed to buy one brand with the Phanteks case and 2) is wothless to use if you cant have the res mounted on the bracket in front because you have a newer GPU.
O M G is this thing heavy!!!!! it's ridiculous... which, i wouldn't really care about if the rest of the case were designed properly and weren't full of so many poor craftsmanship flaws.. or just plain laziness from Phanteks to make sure the quality is what a person pays for.
This is and will be my first, AND LAST Phanteks product i ever purchase. I will be purchasing a Caselabs case next time.. if a person can't pay the $ for a caselabs, get a Coolermaster, NZXT or ( gulp ) Corsair.. ( Corsair has the WORST customer service i have ever come across! ) But at least the cases are designed with some intelligence.
Dont buy this case.
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